Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick & Odds Prediction

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,April 7, 2016 5:46, EST in

Major League Baseball betting action on Friday will feature the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels in the second game of their four game series. The Texas Rangers will send A.J. Griffin to the mound, while the Angels will give Matt Shoemaker his first opportunity to start this season. The Rangers lost two out of three in their opening series against the Seattle Mariners, while the Angels played just a two game series, which saw them lose both games to the Cubs. Both teams trail Houston and Seattle in the American League West.

How To Bet on the Rangers vs. Angels MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 9:05 PM ET
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
TV: FSSW
Radio: Rangers and LA Angels
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchup: Rangers: A.J. Griffin vs. Angels: Matt Shoemaker
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Angels

The Los Angeles Angels did not lose in their final 11 spring training games. Just going to show how little Spring Training matters; they have dropped their first two regular season games. In those two games against the Cubs, the Angels scored just 1 goal. Los Angeles also lost their young starting pitcher Andrew Heaney to the disabled list following the loss. Los Angeles hit just .115 in the first two games, which surprisingly was only 29th out of 30 teams. The Angels will use 29 year old Matt Shoemaker. He comes in with a career record of 23-14.

Why Bet on the Rangers

The Texas Rangers are looking to get back to the postseason following their great run of a season ago. The Rangers beat Seattle 3-2 in the opener, and then allowed 19 runs in the final two games. The Rangers saw shortstop Elvis Andrus go .333 in the opening series, with Prince Fielder hitting a homerun and driving in 4. The Rangers starting pitcher will be A.J. Griffin. Griffin is in his third season as a Major League pitcher. He will make his 48th career start, and comes in with a 21-11 career record.

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My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Division rivals get together in Anaheim. The Angels offense was nowhere to be found in their opening series against the Cubs. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are both former MVP’s that did not connect. Now, they will face a Rangers team that is sending out a young pitcher. Never know what to expect with a young pitcher, because of lack of knowledge of the hurler. Look for this to be a high scoring game. In the end, the Texas Rangers are going to out slug the Los Angeles Angels. Bet the Texas Rangers -119 over the Angels.

The final score prediction: Rangers 7 and Angels 4.